Alien: Covenant Is The (New) Official Title For Ridley Scott’s Prometheus Sequel

We all knew it was coming, but it’s taken three years for Ridley Scott to get started on his sequel to 2012’s Prometheus, which served as an enigmatic (frustratingly so) prequel to Scott’s 1979 sci-fi masterpiece, Alien.

Back in September, we reported Scott’s prequel-sequel would be called Alien: Paradise Lost, but that’s no longer the case. Shortly after Scott spilled the space beans to Indiewire that the film had a new moniker, 20th Century Fox is not only confirming the name, but they’ve also dropped the official synopsis and a snazzy logo that recalls the title sequence of Scott’s original film. They can’t possible change the title after all that, right?

Here’s Fox’s synopsis for Alien: Covenant:

“Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ‘Alien’ with ‘Alien: Covenant’, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with ‘Prometheus’ — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.”

One noteworthy omission is Prometheus star Noomi Repace, who’s nowhere to be found in the description. Last time we saw her she was taking off on a big ship with Michael Fassbender’s severed android head in tow. Also worth mentioning that Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 has been put on the backburner, clearly to let Scott get his film out of the gate first.

Alien: Covenant begins filming in February and is scheduled to land in theatres October 6, 2017. Cover your flesh!